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Sizzling Naksi-resham Border Punjabi Dress Online.

By Expert Author: menaka poonam

Naksi or Nakshi Kantha is a folk art of Bengal from pre-partition days. The material used is just thread and cloth. Naksha refers to the artistic patterns and colourful designs. Initially Kantha used only white as background with red, blue and black embroidery on it. The running stitch or Kantha stitch is the main stitch. Traditionally old clothes like sarees, dhotis and lungis got a renewed look through Kantha. Rural women used to take it up after their day’s work was over and hence it used to take months or years to finish the work that was taken up. Today new cotton cloth is used instead. New thread is used instead of the traditional removal of a strand of thread from the existing fabric and using it. Originally drawing or motifs were not drawn on the fabric.

Today they are made on tracing paper and transferred to the fabric. Kanthas are recognized by the stitch type. There are about six different types of Kantha. Motifs for naksi kantha are generally Lotus (the most popular), Solar, moon, wheel, Swastika, tree of life, kalka. These motifs occupy centre space with floral motifs undulating vines, border motifs around them. Resham is Silk in Urdu. It refers to a single strand of untwisted silk fibre. Being delicate it is not used in the main weave of a silk fabric but is instead used as thread for intricate embroidery just as the metal zari is used for zardozi. Resham is dyed in different colours and sewn onto sarees, salwar kameez and other fabrics in different designs as an adorning feature.

The nice-looking multi-colour purple Venkatagiri handloom cotton salwar kameez has multi-colour designer painting along with a cream thread weaving Naksi border on the Kameez. The cotton salwar has mustard colour floral painting on it. The chiffon chunni in peach has flowers printed on it and flanked by mustard colour borders with floral prints either side. An elegant piece, this salwar kameez would do for casual wear, office, parties, social events and festivals.
The fresh look jasmine wisp cream colour south handloom pure cotton salwar kameez has block printed floral and other abstract prints with resham naksi border on the kameez. The white to cream cotton salwar has beautiful small circles block printed on it. The cream coloured dupatta with maroon and grey border and lovely flower prints is a fitting match. This salwar kameez gives the wearer a fresh looking appearance and would be suitable for office, parties, social functions and festivals.
Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of Naksi-Resham work cotton salwar suits and Sarees, at very reasonable prices.

Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez. Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail. Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world.
Contact:
UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.

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